Climate Action Tracker Update – Reality gap: Some countries progress in national polices, but many risk failing to meet pledges

Many Governments do not appear to be implementing policies to meet their 2020 emission reduction pledges, and could increase – not shrink, the gap between real emissions and what’s needed to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 or 2 degC.

Date2012, May 24

CAT’s analysis of current policies, released today, show that, in reality, the ‘gap’ in 2020 could be even larger than discussed in the UNEP Bridging the Emissions Gap Report (2011), as that report assumed that Governments would meet their Copenhagen and Cancun pledges.

Also see the press release, the webcast of the press conference and the full briefing paper.